Robertsbridge Neighbourhood Plan

Robertsbridge Neighbourhood Plan

Steering Group

The Neighbourhood Plan has legal force when it has been approved and will then form the legal basis for local planning decisions. However its validity can only come about by correct consultation and planning. This is the job of the steering group.


When correctly devised and implemented the neighbourhood plan gives Salehurst and Robertsbridge more power to resist unwelcome or poorly thought out development. Plus developers will have to pay a new Community Infrastructure Levy for most new homes built in the village (there are some exemptions, such as Housing Association properties).


With a Neighbourhood Plan, we will be given a higher percentage of that money to spend on things that matter to us. This is a great opportunity to say what we want for our area between now and 2028, and the steering group will be taking it forward.



Steering Group Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference for the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group were approved by the Parish Council on 16th March 2015. They can be viewed here.



Steering Group Membership

The membership below was approved at the Parish Council meeting on 16th March 2015. The group has formed 6 working groups based on the main themes arising from public feedback - these, and the leaders of each group, are indicated in the table below.


Steering Group MemberGroup LeaderEmailRegister of Interests
Martin Bates  view
Graham Browne
Sheila Brazier (admin/secretarial) brianandsheilab@googlemail.comview
Peter DaviesEnvironmentpcdavies77@btinternet.comview
Ruth Hardy (nee Augarde)
Stephen Hardy (Chairman)Economy &
Jeremy Knott  view
Sean O'
Judith Rogers  view
Gillian Smith  view
Lesley Smith  view
Tamara Strapp  view
Emma Watkins  view


Contact details



01580 881 309


01580 880 740



Related documents


15/08/2017Minutes of Steering Group meeting 15.08.17
20/07/2017Minutes of Steering Group meeting 20.07.17
16/05/2017Minutes of Steering Group meeting 16/05/17
04/04/2017Minutes of Steering Group Meeting 4.4.17
15/02/2017Minutes of Steering Group meeting 15.02.17
15/12/2016Minutes of Steering Group Meeting 15.12.16
13/12/2016Minutes of Steering Group Meeting 13.12.16
14/11/2016Minutes of Steering Group meeting 14.11.16
11/11/2016Minutes of Steering Group Meeting 11.11.16
08/11/2016Minutes of Steering Group meeting 08.11.16
11/10/2016Minutes of Steering Group meeting 11.10.16
13/09/2016Minutes of Steering Group meeting 13.09.16
06/09/2016Minutes of Steering Group Meeting 6.9.16
09/08/2016Minutes of Steering Group meeting 09.08.16
12/07/2016Minutes of Steering Group meeting 12.07.16
14/06/2016Minutes of Steering Group meeting 14.06.16
14/06/2016Minutes of Steering Group meeting 14.06.16
10/05/2016Minutes of Steering Group meeting 10.05.16
12/04/2016Minutes of Steering Group meeting 12.04.16
08/03/2016Minutes of Steering Group meeting 8th March 2016
02/02/2016Minutes of Steering Group meeting 2nd February 2016
12/01/2016Minutes of Steering Group meeting 12th January 2016
10/12/2015Minutes of Steering Group meeting 10th December 2015
10/11/2015Minutes of Steering Group meeting 10th November 2015
20/10/2015Minutes of Steering Group meeting 20th October
08/09/2015Minutes of Steering Group meeting 8th September
11/08/2015Minutes of Steering Group meeting llth August
14/07/2015Minutes of Steering Group meeting 14th July
17/06/2015Format of questions for main questionnaire, and setting up finance working group
12/05/2015Progress from all the theme groups, and the appointment of an independent advisor to ensure that potential developers are all treated equally
08/04/2015Ideas for the future
10/03/2015Declaration of interest and initial discussions as to how to proceed